If you aren’t interested in feeling super old, feel free to skip the rest of this paragraph. Last year, Face To Face kicked off their 25th anniversary as a band. Yes, the SoCal punk band has been kicking ass for a quarter of a century now (minus a short hiatus in the mid-aughts), and they haven’t lost a single step. As part of that anniversary celebration, they returned to Fat Wreck Chords to release their ninth full-length, Protection.
Their latest single is “Say What You Want,” which will be part of a double-A-side 7-inch released on May 5, along with an unreleased track from the Protection sessions, “I, Me, Mine.” To promote the 7-inch, Face To Face put together a black and white collection of live footage of them performing, and we’re pleased to premiere it above. You can watch it above exclusively via Uproxx Music.
After all these years, it’s great to hear a new Face To Face track that’s every bit as good as anything off Don’t Turn Away, Big Choice, or Face To Face. Trever Keith’s vocals are just as trustworthy as ever, just like his melodies. And Scott Shiflett is still getting those meaty bass lines, which warms the cockles of my heart.
If you’re interested in seeing Face To Face again (or maybe for the first time), they’re currently on a North American tour taking place exclusively in intimate venues. You can check out those tour dates here, and you can find out about VIP packages for those shows by clicking here.